|My good looking fiance in 1970.|
“Your husband is really good looking,” she said, taking me off guard.
I felt a little odd that she made the remark—I don’t think it was really appropriate. But I immediately thought: when was the last time I told my husband he looked attractive? Had it been a week or maybe a month?
My husband is great about making me feel beautiful. In the last 10 years, He’s seen me bloat up after surgery, loose half my hair, deal with a thumb size burn on my face, and take on more and more of the wrinkles of a 60-year-old. But he always says things that make me feel attractive. (I know, love is blind, but I sure enjoy and appreciate his compliments.)
But there was a stage in my marriage when I rarely complimented my husband’s physical appearance. Maybe I thought it didn’t matter that much to him…he is a guy, after all.
Most likely I just took his appearance for granted.
But this woman’s bathroom remark was one of several things that prompted me to think about it. And I discovered he enjoys compliments as much as I do.
When was the last time you complimented your husband’s physical appearance?
If you feel you’ve lost all interest in his physical appearance, ask God to restore it.
“ whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things”* and share them with your husband!
*Philippians 4:8, NIV
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1000Gifts:--I'm thankful for the physical attraction that God built into men and women for His purposes. May we enjoy it for those purposes.
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